April 7, 2011

Cover Up

The main problem with today's electronics is that they're so damn ugly. If Samsung or Sony would make bluray players and stereos as attractive as 70's McIntosh amps, I might not have to hide them under beds and behind cabinet doors. For the most part, modern cameras are no different. Sure, there are a few exceptions, but as a gross generalization, cameras are just plain ugly.

Now that that's out of my system, lets focus on the people creating whole businesses out of the beautification of soulless modern electronics. Aki-Asahi point-and-shoot leather covers have got to be some of the best I've seen in a minute or two. They fit, they're done in nice leathers and colors, hide the bulk of the black plastic body, and are under 100 bucks. What more could you want? On top of the leather covers which are available in a seemingly endless variety of stitches, leather and hardware, Aki-Asahi also makes custom leatherette covers for your point and shoot, reminiscent of the old Minoltas and Leicas we all love so much. Check those out in the video after the jump.